Every Sun. except Nov. 4. Pace and destination are determined by the assembled riders.
9 a.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. [map]
Display and sale of vintage and modern model trains and equipment on more than 100 tables. Also, large operating layouts, a Lego display, and a train kids can run. Food available.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $4 (kids age 11 & under, free with an adult; early bird admission at 8 a.m., $10). 944-9872. [map]
Every Fri. Slow-paced rides, Slow-paced rides, 20 miles or more, to Dexter and beyond. Breakfast at Riverview Café in Dexter.
9 a.m., Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 476-4944.
Full Body Fit: A small-group workout customizable to all fitness levels focusing on all the basics of fitness: strength, cardio, flexibility, and balance. Free with most Better Living Fitness Center memberships or $15 for drop-in. All ages and abilities welcome!
Better Living Fitness Center, 834-B Phoenix Dr. $15. (734)747-0123. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
Nov. 11 & 25 and Dec. 15 & 30. Zingerman's cheesemakers discuss and offer taste samples of different Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses, as well as gelato made with the cheese. Bread and additional accompaniments. Tastings.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. (except Dec. 15, 3-5 p.m.), Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $10. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]
Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. email@example.com, 846-9418.
Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]
Hands-on activities and art projects related to nature.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Nov. 23 & 24) & noon-4 p.m. (Nov. 25), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & babies under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]
Sundays from 12:30-1:30pm. In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow for deep connective tissues to be gently stretched, and for your body to create internal heat. There will also be postures that will flow from one to the next. Class is heated between 85-95 degrees. This class uses low/minimal lighting, allowing you to look inward, and be able to focus on your own yoga practice.
We are located on Huron Street across from the YMCA. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. We share a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha. Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (First class free). firstname.lastname@example.org www.motathaiyoga.com [map]
Annual family concert by this popular acoustic duo that has built a strong following among kids and adults throughout the Great Lakes area. Twin brothers Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits offer sing-alongs, folk songs from around the world, and upbeat originals about life's simple pleasures, all performed with a boisterous sense of fun on more than a dozen instruments. The twins are joined by their Good Mischief Band-pianist Brian Brill, percussionist Aron Kauffman, and San's 23-year-old daughter, fiddler Emily Rose Slomovits. Partial proceeds go to the neonatal intensive care unit at the U-M Mott Children's Hospital, where Emily was born.
1 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $10 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (muto.umich.edu) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
All grade 6-adult invited to make a pillowcase using the easy "burrito" method, which involves rolling up the fabric along its length to reduce the number of seams to be sewn.
1-5 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]
All kids in grades 3-8 invited to try out this popular computer game that involves constructing things with virtual blocks. Participants work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]
Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 20-Dec. 29. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Jeff Daniels' new comedy about 3 Midwestern stay-at-home moms who plan a trip to NYC to see Celine Dion, but things go awry in hilarious fashion as soon as they get on the plane.
3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), 8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]
Every Thurs.-Sun. (except Nov. 22), Nov. 15-Dec. 23. This local professional theater company performs Jerry Herman's long-running musical about a charismatic, opportunistic woman out to make a quick buck. Complications arise when she tries to play matchmaker to the wealthy Horace Vandergelder. The score includes such memorable songs as "Put on Your Sunday Clothes," "It Only Takes a Moment," and the title tune.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $32 (seniors, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Thurs.; $36 (seniors, $34; youth & groups of 10 or more, $32) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $34 (seniors, $32; youth & groups of 10 or more, $30) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]
Every Sun. & Thurs., except Nov. 22. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. umich.edu
During the 1920s and early 1930s, early jazz veteran Jelly Roll Morton and younger modernist Duke Ellington both used this band's 10-piece instrumentation, keeping the free-wheeling rhythm of New Orleans jazz and mixing it with smooth, pre-Swing big-band arranging. PORK offers this early big-band music and many period pop standards by songwriters Irving Berlin and George Gershwin and others, evoking a particularly rich musical era. Pianist James Dapogny and tubaist/trombonist Chris Smith lead this dance-friendly jazz band. Cash cover at the door. Cash or cards for food & drink.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. $10. 734/663-1202. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
Santa lights the tree. Also, carol singing and candle luminaries.
5 p.m., Kerrytown Market & Shops courtyard. Free. 662-5008. [map]
Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. Free. Email email@example.com to confirm or check meetup.com
Musicians of all ability levels invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. Singers and players of all acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. If bringing music for the group to play, bring 27 copies. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. Also, on Jan. 20, a session for songwriters to try out their new work and get critiques.
7-9 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at Meetup.com
Nashville-based swing-flavored bluegrass--self-styled "Lake Street Dive meets Punch Brothers--by this quartet led by nationally acclaimed Lansing-bred singer-guitarist Lindsay Lou Rilko, who has a brand-new CD, Southland. Opener: The Sweet Water Warblers, a trio of Rilko and 2 other young Michigan singer-songwriters-May Erlewine and Rachael Davis-who perform their songs alone and together.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $25 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends
Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes.
Bel-Mark Lanes: II-V-I Orchestra
Veteran local big band, led by saxophonist David Swain, that plays late 1930s swing and 1940s R&B. 6-8 p.m.
Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session
All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session.
Habitat Lounge: EventJazz
Jazz originals and standards by different piano-based trios and quartets each show, led by bassist Rob Crozier.
Ravens Club: "Sol Jazz Sundays."
A house band--trumpeter Ingrid Racine, keyboardist Michael Malis, bassist Josef Deas, & drummer Jesse Kramer--is joined by a different guest each week. Tonight: soul and R&B singer Madelyn Grant.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings
This local 10-piece big band is one of the few to specialize in the old- time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. Arrangements by the renowned early-jazz pianist James Dapogny and tubaist Chris Smith.
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